So, the actions of cops have come under scrutiny in recent days, what with the trial of Derek Chauvin and the death of Daunte Wright. I certainly hope justice is served in both those cases.
What is easy for people to forget, is just what police officers have to deal with on a regular basis, during their interactions with citizens.
Here's a video breaking down one such interaction.
A car owner was driving his car but the tags weren't legally displayed. Cops wanted him to pull over but the driver continued driving for a mile and a half with a police car following with sirens and lights. The driver (a military man) pulled over into a gas station, then refused multiple commands at gun point (put your hands out of the window, get out of the car slowly, etc.).
The entire incident was captured on the two cops' body cams. They eventually dragged the guy out his vehicle and pepper-sprayed him. The senior cop gave him a choice - the driver could continue arguing and get charges of illegal tags and obstructing justice, or everyone could just chill and hit the road. Apparently, the guy is gonna sue the two cops.
Just watch this …